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Fortum Charge & Drive and Swedish company Charge Amps in new partnership – aims to become leader on the Nordic market for destination charging

Press Release   •   Feb 16, 2016 12:08 GMT

Both Fortum Charge & Drive and Charge Amps have a long experience of charging solutions in the Nordic market focusing on the Norwegian market with nearly 80 000 EVs. Charge Amps have been taking the home and workplace charging to the next level and Fortum Charge & Drive with their cloud based system is a market leader with an extensive network of fast chargers and solutions for business management, support and customer service. Together they have now created Charge & Drive @home, a complete solution for destination charging suitable for both the commercial property owners and the individual house owner. The new product will be launched in Sweden first, followed by the other Nordic countries.

- The Nordic market for destination chargers has a great potential and it has been important for us to side with an established partner where we can combine our strengths to offer a high quality solution which is both user friendly and easy to install. We have found that strategic partner in Charge Amps to meet present and future demands on smart charging, says Markus Hökfelt, Head of Fortum Charge & Drive Nordic.

We know that a majority of all charging takes place at home or at work. Charge & Drive @home gives the property owner full control and the freedom to choose an appropriate service level. For those who want to offer their employees or tenants destination charging, services such as measurement of environmental impact and basis for benefit taxation might be in focus. Housing associations and owners of apartment buildings on the other hand have different needs, e.g. solutions for a fair distribution of costs or optimization of power loads within the property’s electricity contract. Attractive design, easy installation and WiFi-connectivity are all features making @home attractive to house owners as well. By customer choice @home can take care of maintenance, support, payment solutions and services such as power load balancing and power monitoring. @home also includes access to Charge & Drive customer service which both improve availability and the opportunity to 24/7 support. Charge & Drive @home will also be offered to all companies using Charge & Drive Cloud today.

- We know that our products are appreciated by EV-drivers in many countries, today our consumer solutions are present in 27 countries on four continents. That confidence is important for us. When choosing a partner it is important that they have a well-grounded environmental profile and credibility on the market. Fortum Charge & Drive has proven to succeed in demanding markets and offer like us, frontline charging technology and services, says Charlotte Eisner, CEO for Charge Amps.

Further information:

Tobias Henmark, Sales & Marketing Manager Fortum Charge & Drive Sweden, +46-72-5701853
Anna Fägersten, Nordic Manager, Charge Amps, +46 70-497 06 68

 

About Charge Amps


Charge Amps is a Swedish technology company that develops portable and stationary, smart and secure charging solutions for EV’s and PHEV’s. Development and manufacturing is located in Sweden. Charge Amps’ main markets are Norway, the Netherlands, Sweden and New Zealand. Annual turnover 2016 is expected to be 37 MSEK. Since 2015 is OK Economic Association with 1,2 motorists a partner.

About Fortum Charge & Drive

Fortum Charge & Drive offers an advanced, cloud based operator system, for Electric Vehicle (EV) charging service providers as well as infrastructure investors. The Charge & Drive system is a comprehensive business system for operating any Charging Stations. It builds on our experiences from Norway, Sweden and Finland. Our own Charge & Drive charging network operates across Norway, Sweden and Finland. In these markets Charge & Drive also offers charging services for Electric Vehicles (EV) users and turnkey charging solutions for infrastructure investors.

Organizations like, McDonalds, Nissan, Renault, VW have trusted us to operate services for them.

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